Maj. Gen. Thomas U. Greer
Maj. Gen. Thomas U. Greer commanded the US Army, Pacific from 1975-1977. Born in Colón, Panama, in 1928, he graduated from West Point in 1950 with a commission in the Infantry. He earned a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1960. He later graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and the National War College.
During the Vietnam War, Greer commanded a battalion of the 5th Infantry, 25th Division in 1966. In 1974 he commanded the US Army Training Center at Fort Dix, New Jersey, before his Hawaiian command. Other significant assignments for Greer were as Executive to the Vice Chief of Staff for the Department of the Army in Washington in 1972. He then served as Assistant Division Commander for the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, and a Senior Member of the UN Command Military Armistice Commission.
Greer's awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks